Get to Know These Three Black Caribbean-Owned Restaurants During Caribbean Heritage Month

Step into a world of tantalizing flavors, captivating fashion, and cultural expression as we celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month. Use your scrolling skills to discover a diverse range of US-based Black-owned businesses that will transport you to the vibrant heart of the Caribbean. From mouthwatering culinary creations to trendy fashion boutiques, these businesses are making waves with their exceptional offerings so you can experience the magic of the Caribbean right in your own backyard.

We’ve handpicked a short selection of remarkable eating establishments, ready to whisk you away to a world where the sun always shines, and the vibes are irie. Get ready to be engaged, entertained, and delighted as we introduce you to these fantastic Caribbean gems!

48th Street Grille (Philadelphia, PA)
Hungry for some Caribbean flavor that will make your taste buds dance with joy? Look no further than 48th Street Grille, the culinary gem nestled in the heart of vibrant West Philadelphia. We’re not just your ordinary restaurant and catering business; we’re a flavor factory that takes pride in using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to give you an authentic taste of the Caribbean. Our dishes are so irresistible that Visit Philly couldn’t help but recognize us as one of Philadelphia’s Top Cajun & Caribbean Restaurants. And here’s the best part – we’re B.Y.O Wine, champagne, and beer, because we believe in keeping the party going and letting you bring your own favorite libations. With our fresh, modern, and “Simply Delicious” approach, get ready to embark on a culinary adventure filled with passion and flavor. We can’t wait to serve you and watch your taste buds do the happy dance!

Seana’s (Orlando, FL)
Get ready for a culinary journey that started with a birthday bash like no other. It all began when our visionary owner, Joshua Johnson, attended a party where the chef’s Caribbean and soul food fusion creations blew his mind faster than a birthday candle. Inspired and hungry for more, he knew he had to bring this culinary magic to Seana’s, our fantastic restaurant where our motto proudly declares, “Bringing Everyone Together.” Prepare your taste buds for an adventure because our menu is like a passport to deliciousness. Craving some southern comfort? CJ’s Honey Hot Chicken will have you clucking with delight. Feel like crossing the pond? Dive into London’s Fish and Chips, mate! And let’s not forget the Big Steppa Rasta Pasta, a dish that will make you do the happy pasta dance. Not only do you get to choose between chicken, shrimp, or salmon, but we also add a secret creamy sauce that’s as hush-hush as grandma’s top-secret ingredient. Get ready to have your taste buds tantalized, your cravings satisfied, and your grandma’s secrets left in awe. Seana’s is here to bring everyone together, one delicious bite at a time.

Kokomo (Brooklyn, NY)
This Caribbean hotspot knows how to teach you about colonization without killing a single tree. Forget dry readings and embrace a culinary journey that will have your taste buds screaming “Thank you, Kokomo!” With dishes like the Gochujang Wings, spiced up with flavors from Asia, and the Jackfruit Tacos that take you on a flavor-packed trip around the globe, Kokomo knows how to infuse diverse spices while paying homage to the Caribbean’s iconic cuisines. Feeling adventurous? Feast your eyes on their oxtail flatbread or prepare your taste buds for a rum and raisin pastry transformed into the heavenly realm of bread pudding. But hold on, the diversity doesn’t stop at the menu! This Brooklyn-based gem goes above and beyond by employing staff and chefs from over 29 countries, showcasing the rich tapestry of cultures and traditions found within the West Indies. At Kokomo, history comes alive on your plate, and you’ll leave with a belly full of knowledge and a newfound appreciation for the vibrant tapestry of flavors that define the Caribbean. So put down those textbooks and grab a fork, because Kokomo is about to school you in the most delicious way possible!

Explore these websites and many others, plan your visits, and get ready to experience the magic of the Caribbean without having to travel more than a few blocks from home. Let’s celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month by supporting these incredible establishments and indulging in their captivating offerings. Cheers to Caribbean flair, where every day feels like a vacation!


  • Latasha Chubb

    L. Renee started her career as a Grant Administrator for the State of Ohio, where she wrote a $2 million block grant. Now a four-time published author and Financial Coach, L. Renee is passionate about helping individuals and businesses build wealth and overcome negative thoughts about finances and money. According to L. Renee, building wealth is not just about money, but also about the freedom to live life on your terms.


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